Far Cry 5 Teaser Trailer! Welcome to Hope County.

Dark, gritty and set in modern day back country Hope County Montana.  That pretty much sums up’s the entire teaser trailer Ubisoft dropped today for it’s up coming 5th installment in the FarCry franchise (7th if you count Primal and Blood Dragon).

If your familiar with the first season of True Detective you might get a sense of the themes they are playing in to here and while the trailer reveals very little, it’s enough to get fans excited and chomping at the bit for more details.

At the end of the trailer Ubisoft tease the next trailer release date, the 26th (this Friday) so stay tuned for more details.

So without further ado, take a lot for yourself.

Hopefully ringing a church bell with someones face makes it in to the actual game, and if it does it’s probably pretty safe to say that would be first for video games.

Far Cry titles have a solid reputation for their visual fidelity critically acclaimed for their game play since the original  pushed the limits of gamers PCs back in 2004. Sufficed to say we here at the Evatech offices are excited to learn more and eventually get our hands on this! In our opinion, the darker they go the better. It’s 2017 for gods sake, the average age of gamers is up to 31! Lets push the limits of modern video cards and adult themes at the same time, not just blood and gore for the sake of it and some fast pace twitch shooter COD like multiplayer to sell the 14 year old Xbox crowd some DLC and hats.

It might be a while before we get anything in the way of hardware requirements for this particular title but if it’s anything like recent Far Cry releases we would air on the side more GPU power is better and put faith in the developers to actually put all that horsepower to good use come release day. With that in mind, if your looking to order a custom gaming PC for Far Cry 5, check back with us a little later and we’ll be sure to have the requirements listed on our website.

If on the other hand you were looking for a gaming PC today and wanted to make sure it was able to handle Far Cry 5 at high settings when it does get released, shoot us an email or give us a call and we will do our best to guide you through the hardware selection process based on our best guess and big a fat disclaimer up front.

Need for Speed 2017

It’s been 2 years since the Need for Speed reboot (2015, or 2016 for us [un]lucky PC gamers) hit the ground and for the most part was received pretty well, even despite EA pushing the release back on PC to make sure it was as polished as we deserved. Personally I found that it lived up to most of the hype and was a worthy NFS title after a string of questionable releases with perhaps a few exceptions. But it’s now 2017, marking another 2 year gap between titles, and while there had been a long radio silence on the upcoming game, EA broke that silence earlier this week officially confirming a 2017 release date for the next NFS title.

Some of the key things mentioned in their post:

  • The word “drift” was subtly thrown in
  • That by the end of 2017 you will be playing a new Need for Speed game
  • Customisation is here to stay, for the upcoming release and beyond
  • Cops and police chases
  • Open world wasn’t explicitly confirmed, but hopefully was implied – it’s 2017, a title as big as NFS should definitely be open world from here on out
  • Always-online gameplay is no longer necessary!

That’s about all they’ve given us for the time being. They’ve promised more details in the coming weeks and months before release – we guess that the next instalment of news will come June 2nd 2017 as suggested by the image.

If you want to build a PC capable of playing Need for Speed 2015/2016, check out our gaming PC customiser!

Sydney Intel Extreme Masters Wrap Up 2017

Hosted at the Qudos Bank Arena, the Intel Extreme Masters took place this weekend in Sydney with a $200,000 prize pool that saw 8 international teams battle it out over 19 rounds in Counter Strike : Global Offensive (CS:GO).

Not only was it the first e-sports stadium event in Sydney, but the first to take place in Australia and with a stellar turn out, the first of many.

  • North (Denmark)
  • SK Gaming (Brazil)
  • Astralis (Denmark)
  • Renegades (Australia)
  • Cheifs (Australia)
  • Vici Gaming (China)
  • OpTic Gaming (Canada)
  • FaZe Clan (EU)

With the grand final taking place on Sunday, SK Gaming faced off against Faze Clan with the first to 3 taking home the trophy.

In the end, Faze managed to take one of the four rounds with a narrow victory in Inferno but the SK Gaming was simply too good, taking the other three rounds convincingly to walk away as the Sydney EIM 2017 champions.

SK Gaming vs. FaZe Clan 3-1

  • 16 – 12 on train
  • 16 – 7 on cache
  • 13 – 16 on inferno
  • 16 – 11 on overpass

Next up, Shanghai in July and this time it will be Star Craft 2 in a four day tournament. Unfortunately none of the 16 qualifying teams are from down under but China, Taiwan, Korea, USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Canada, Denmark, the Philippines and Italy all represented.

We’re not yet sure when the IEM or any other international esports league will be returning to Sydney or anywhere else in Australia for that matter but we have a feeling it’s right around the corner, and when it does Evatech will be there, will you?

Until then, if your looking for a custom gaming PC to join the carnage and mayhem checkout our store page where you can customize an entire build with a click of a button with instant built in error checking, easy to follow guides, gaming performance indicators, live quotes, buy now-pay later and quick easy checkout with nation wide delivery.

Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds Sells 2 Million Copies!

The wildly popular Unreal Engine 4 powered battle royal first personal survival shooter game that entered early access on steam in March has already moved 2 million units and to celebrate the developer, BlueHole is holding a live twit scream in which 128 UK and US gamers will compete.

As part of the event they will be taking donations (Matched up to $100,000 by BlueHole) for Gamers Outreach, a charity that provides games and gadgets to young children in hospitals.

The stream is set to kick off on May 5th at 3am AEST and last 8 hours.

For those not yet familiar with the game, Battlegrounds plunged 100+ players in to a massive map that slowly shrinks over time imposing ever increasingly player dense areas for shoot outs until only one is left standing. Yes a lot of it’s mechanics have been done before by DayZ, The Culling and a slew of other early access games littering steam but the difference is, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds does it right and with a much higher degree of polish.

While a lot of the competitions offerings are far less polished, the major issue is that a lot of them suffer from prolonged periods of simply boring, slow game play if you happen to have spawned on the wrong side of the map, or if your particular server isn’t very populated. Battlegrounds solves this with it’s dynamic map size adapting to the number of players left alive and it’s points of interest on the maps luring players in to the same area promoting conflict.

Be warned, the game is still technically in development regardless of how polished it feels, so don’t expect a flawless bug free experiance out of the game. That being said the developers have been on the ball with updates and lot of new content is surely right around the corner.

It’s currently $29.99 USD on Steam and easily found at the top of the best sellers list.

 

If your keen to jump in and try it out but your PC is quiet up to the task, maybe it’s time for a new one?! Checkout our custom gaming PC range today by visiting our store page.

Call of Duty: WWII Revealed [Trailer]

For years the Call of Duty franchise has departed from it’s WW2 roots with both modern and futuristic settings to glee of many but the frustration of fans of the original games.

Time to say goodbye to wall running, lasers, double jumping and jet-packing as today Activision released the first reveal trailer for Call of Duty : WWII developed by Sledgehammer Games hinting a strong emphasis on the European theater and a single player campaign that follows the 1st Infantry Division.

This doesn’t mean multi-player has taken a back seat, every one knows a huge number of COD fans never or barely touch single player opting to jump straight in to multiplayer from day one. In an article on Forbes.com, contributor Erik Kain detailed the four core multiplayer games modes as;

Headquarters
Offering a robust social space dedicated to engagement off the frontlines, Headquarters paves the way for all-new avenues of Multiplayer interaction, recognition and awards unlike anything experienced in the franchise to date.
Divisions
A new way to engage in a player’s Multiplayer career — Divisions immerse players in the heroic journey of enlisting in the world’s most historic war. Choose from a variety of Divisions, including Infantry and Armored Divisions.
War Mode
A new Multiplayer experience that immerses players in iconic World War II battles, where Allied and Axis clash in team-driven gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives.
Boots-on-the-Ground Gameplay
Multiplayer marks a return to iconic boots on the ground Call of Duty gameplay that fans know and love, featuring an arsenal of World War II-era weapons, and fast-paced, heart-pumping, intense run-and-gun action.

Also rumored to make a return, Nazi Zombies, a co-op wave survival mode that has been a staple of the Sledgehammer developed COD titles for years now.

Due to be released on November 3rd several more trailers are expected to be released in the meantime detailing more of the game modes and features.

While of course the game will be released on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo hasn’t confirmed or denied a Switch version although it seems unlikely.

For more on Call of Duty : WWII stay tuned and in the meantime if it’s time you upgraded your gaming PC head on over to our store page (here) and start customizing a new one to make sure your ready for November!

Destiny 2 Coming to PC in September

While the very successful and critically claimed  Destiny from Halo’s Bungee studios was a console excursive, Destiny 2 is making it’s it way to PC this September with a simultaneous cross platform launch.

It is currently unclear if the MMO world player base will be separated by platform or if PC and console players will cohabitate the same servers.

Hopefully, as with the first release, Destiny 2 will have Australian (typically in Sydney) based servers for the region.

All we really have to go by at this point is a few leaked posters and an official announcement trailer.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop. We should get a better idea of system requirements and game-play features closer to launch and a beta will be open to those who pre-order.

As PC gamers it’s always good to be a little concerned with the quality of the ‘port’ of a console game as we’ve all seen instances of it going terribly wrong but coming from a studio with a stellar track record like Bungee we are  confident it will be just as good if not better than it’s console counterparts.

If your looking for a new gaming PC to make sure your ready to go come September, look no further an www.evatech.com.au and get free shipping for limited time only, Australia wide, simply by adding any custom PC to your cart.

Evatech, shipping Australia’s finest custom gaming PCs from Melbourne to Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and everywhere in between.

 

Evatech, Proudly Powering Australian Education.

Evatech has long been the solution that businesses, schools, universities, colleges, training institutions and professional contractors turn to when they need a custom solution that the ever the counter, over priced black boxes from folks like Apple, HP, Dell & Lenovo just aren’t up to the job.

We take pride in our flexibility, reliability and wealth of technical knowledge that gives us the ability to not only deliver the requirements but to work with customers to design the perfect solutions to fit their needs.

Here is just some of the ever growing list of institutions we’ve had the pleasure of supplying over the years.

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • The Scots College
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Canberra
  • St Patrick College
  • Caulfield School of Information Technology
  • Swinburne University
  • LaTrobe University
  • Monash University
  • St Mark College
  • Melbourne School of Design
  • Chisholm College
  • Yarram College
  • University of New England, NSW
  • Victoria University
  • University of Southern Queensland

We stand behind each and every custom PC we’ve delivered throughout Australia knowing that they have been expertly assembled, setup and tested from the highest grade components.

If your in need of a custom PC solution, get in touch and join the long list of Australia’s finest that choose Evatech to power them in to tomorrow and beyond. Head on over to our store page at https://evatech.com.au and start customizing a build on line or click the contact button,  let us know your requirements and let our experts handle the rest.

GTX 1080 TI Benchmarks & Latest Nvidia Drivers Performance Boost

The GTX 1080 TI is here and it’s dam impressive!

The GTX 1080 TI is here and GTX 1080 and 1070 series cards have dropped! It’s never been a better time to buy as far as performance / dollar ratio goes and our friends over at TechPowerUp.com have done the tedious yet important job of bench-marking this new beast.

You’ll notice the Titan X Pascal in the benchmarks below which comes very close performance wise to the TI but remember, that’s card is almost double the price and was never official distributed in Australia.

First in to the ring is Battlefield 1, Ultra Settings @ 4K resolution (3840×2160).

Next up, again at highest possible settings and 4K resolution is GTA V.

And last but not least, Watch Dogs 2, highest settings and 4k resolution.

For more benchmarks including 1080P resolution tests and much more in depth analysis checkout TechPowerUp.com

Time to buy a GTX 1080 TI powered custom gaming PC?

Well you are in the right place. Head on over to our custom gaming PC builder page linked here and start putting together your next dream custom gaming PC rig today. We’ll do all the hard work of assembly, setup and burn in testing before having it delivered right to your door or if your a local Melbournite you can drop in and pick it up at our Oakleigh South store!

As you can imagine the first shipments are limited but  arriving often so get your pre-order in soon for ‘first in, first served’ allocation!

Good news if your already a GTX 1000 series owners.

Nvidia’s latest driver release (378.78) delivers Ansel support for Ghost Recon Wildlands, GTX 1080 TI support and a whole lot of DX12 performance improvements!

 

 

Battlefield 1 Official They Shall Not Pass Expansion Trailer

The first of 4 planned expansions to EA’s hugely popular Battlefield 1 is right around the corner.

Available March 14th, “They Shall Not Pass” introduces the French army as they defend their homeland on the western front. Four new maps, a new tank, a new elite class, a new stationary weapon and a new tank gun are also added to the fray to mix up the formula with a focus on close quarters combat.

A little later in the year but without a specific launch date announced just yet, In “The Name of the Tsar” is set to introduce the Russians on the freezing snow covered eastern front with “Turning Tides” and “Apocalypse” expansion packs to follow, each with more maps, classes and weapons.

We know there is mixed emotions about publishers like EA and Ubisoft’s post launch paid content updates and expansions. Many people think they are just trying to nickel and dime players with content that should have been in the original release. However considering the amount of content in each expansion and the original release, when it comes to Battlefield 1 and how many hours I already have and inevitably will continue to sink in to it, I personally feel the value proposition is pretty dam good.

Thinking of buying a new custom gaming PC to play Battlefield 1? Head on over to our custom PC builder where we have the hardware requirements built in to make it even that much easier!

GTX1080 TI, Now Available in Evatech Custom Gaming PCs

As of this afternoon, pre-orders for the upcoming, long awaited new flagship GTX 1080TI gaming video card are now available across the range of custom gaming PCs.

Get in quick as stock is severely limited and is strictly allocated on a first in first served basis. First shipments should land late next week with system builds beginning the moment the stock arrives.

The first few weeks will be limited to the founders editions provided by Nvidia with AIB partners like MSI, Gigabyte and Asus adding their custom designed coolers and PCBs to the mix roughly a month or so after the first cards land in Australia.

Nvidia boasts that this is the biggest and best TI release with the largest performance increase of any TI edition model in history (Up to 35%).

With 3584 cuda cores, 11GB of GDDR5X memory and 11Gbps throughput this is a beast of GPU by any measure and truly secures Nvidia’s place at the top of the GPU game for the near future.

Worth noting that Nvidia has also dropped the DVI cable support natively and while there are HDMI to DVI adapters, the card itself will only come with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. However if your monitor doesn’t support HDMI or DisplayPort maybe a new monitor should be at the top of your shopping list instead of this card (which should be second).

So what are you waiting for, head on over to our store page and start customizing your next GTX 1080TI powered gaming PC today and be among the first in the world to bask in the glory of having the worlds fastest consumer gaming GPU on the market.